Browsing: WHS decisions (NT)


WHS charges upheld in notorious perlite-fatality case

A PCBU has unsuccessfully contended its fatality-related WHS charges should be dismissed for being "ambiguous" and "prolix". A superior court found the particulars of the charges clearly accused the PCBU of failing to ensure workers complied with safety rules for confined spaces, and creating the risk of almost certain death to any worker who fell because of that failure.


One WHS charge upheld, one struck out, in fatality case

A PCBU allegedly failed to enforce safety standards and created a culture of non-compliance that led to a fatality, a judge has heard in upholding the business's WHS charge. However, the judge struck out a complaint against the business's co-defendant.


PCBU fined over contractor fall; Stope kills worker; more

  • Admin-control warning issued after PCBU fined;
  • Managers warned after vehicle falls 25m, kills operator; and
  • SA launches asbestos blitz, suspends another licence.

COVID-19 training mandated for sector; PCBU fined; more

  • COVID-19 hygiene training mandated for WA work sector;
  • New worker killed by high-hazard task, PCBU fined; and
  • Individual fined over powerlines injury, COVID-19 reduces penalty.

Obstructive PCBU and director convicted

A PCBU and its director have escaped prosecution for fatality-related category 2 WHS breaches because of "evidentiary issues", but have been convicted and fined for failing to cooperate with the investigation into the death.


WHS fines over drowning reach $210k

A supervisor has become the second entity to be convicted and fined over a FIFO worker's drowning, after he pleaded guilty to failing to follow his employer's safety manual or provide safe access to the workplace.

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